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UN and World Bank join efforts against corruption

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13 September 2018
UN and World Bank join efforts against corruption

On September 13, 2018, the UN in Lebanon and the World Bank held an internal workshop to jointly reflect on how they can effectively support the implementation of Lebanon’s first national anti-corruption strategy, which was announced in April at the Grand Serail. The workshop included senior participants from UN agencies and the World Bank. It also included an external panel comprised of Inaya Ezzeddine, Caretaker Minister of State for Administrative Reform, and Member of Parliament; Khalil Gebara, Advisor to the Minister of Interior and Municipalities; Badri El Meouchi, President of the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) and Ghassan Moukheiber, Former Member of Parliament.

 

The workshop highlighted the critical importance of anti-corruption for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for bridging the trust gap between citizens and state institutions in Lebanon. It fostered joint reflection on related challenges and opportunities and generated new ideas on what the UN and the World Bank may contribute to support the national anti-corruption strategy in synergy with the overall vision and plan that was presented by the Government at the CEDRE Conference.

 

Discussions enabled the UN and the WB colleagues to outline possible areas for joint policy positioning, programmatic support and strengthened cooperation and coordination against corruption.